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Excerpt from Preface

These poems constitute a journey. Poetic ports along a raging ocean. Not places in the concrete sense, but ghosts of memories — familial, political, social, spiritual and sensual. Literally, they offer up many references to the migrant life in Canada, and yet, they speak of home and homeland without nostalgia, and with a clear place of connection — British Columbia … We are all parties to our own personal blood narratives; one can never turn away from family lineage.
—Phinder Dulai, in Preface to Basmati Brown